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[D+70] – Meeting people at the beach on a rainy day

Today was a rainy day, especially in the morning, when we could hear heavy clap of thunder. When the rain became less intense, I decided to go to the beach and take a few new pictures.

The sky was a bit too gray so my photos didn’t turn out as well as I expected. I was told that Congo seems a bit empty, based on what people saw on my blog… what you’ll see below will kinda go that way, but there were really few people on the beach today. But let’s make it clear : there are a lot of people in the main streets, and on the beach on sunny days !

I rapidly met a few children and adults, who shouted at me asking for a photograph. They were really nice, and even if people often tend to ask for money (I’ll do an essay about this in the upcoming days/weeks, I guess), they didn’t bring this too much to the fore and I spent a nice moment with them.

Realizing I had my Zoom H4n recorder with me, one of the guys, named Junior (in black & red in the pictures below) asked me to record him singing. Actually he was pretty good, so I thought I would post the audio clip on my blog ! Here it is :

Do you like it ? Share you feelings and leave a comment if you have a sec’ (you can log in with Facebook with a click only!)…

My first aim was to reach The Wharf, which I am referring to in my to-do list. I felt that the Congolese that were accompanying me were   slightly reluctant to reach this old building in concrete, so we went back. I remembered that I had been told that walking after the “Wharf” was dangerous, so I asked one of the guys if this was true. He confirmed people could be killed (or at least robbed), so I assume that I’ll only take a few quick pictures when I’ll get back there, but never go past it !

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[D-0] – Take-off

Alright. Today is D-Day. I’m taking off from Paris CDG at 11:30pm. I don’t exactly know when I’ll have the opportunity to access Internet over there so I will post this message right now and will update it from time to time.

11:40am
Most of the stuffs I’m bringing with have been gathered, but nothing’s packed yet. Seems like I should pack pack everything and make sure there’s no weight problem. Do I have to mention I’m afraid of forgetting something ? At least I’m sure to take some pretty unusual stuffs, such as my Oxygen 25 MIDI keyboard (it’s a pretty small – best tool ever to keep making music while abroad). Gotta work on a split album with an artist named Parhelion… so here’s a small musical interlude with his sounds.

01:20pm
Still not packed, but it should happen just after lunch. Keep in touch.

05:30pm
Everything is now supposedly packed. Looking forward to leaving home in 3 hours about. Nothing much to worry about, I’ll double-check everything before leaving. Stay tuned.

[to be updated later today]

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